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testimonial to cloth bats

updated tue 21 oct 03


Michael Wendt on sun 19 oct 03

Cloth bats are great!
I just threw 180 pavers for the Sacajawea Memorial at Salmon Idaho, each
weighing 7.5 lbs. At a rate of 22 per hour including throwing burnishing,
cutting and impressing the Lewis Clark Peace Medallion, placing 3 per carry
board and putting them in the damp box to dry, the whole job took a little
over 8 hours!
I owe all the speed to the cloth bats. I got 9 pavers per shelf where only 6
fit before, but in prior tests cloth bats beat the biggest problem with
these thick paver stones... drying cracks because of resticking due to the
weight. Cloth shrinks with the brick and wicks moisture out from under too.
The loss rate before cloth bats was heart breaking.
I now add my name to the list of converts to the cloth bat system. The 180
cloth bats made a small stack and were easy to mount and remove.
Thanks Vince, Dannon and others who have spoken in their favor. If you
haven't tried them, go get some stiff cotton canvas and try a few.
Michael Wendt
Wendt Pottery
2729 Clearwater Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501